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3749 Ponte Chiodo, 30121 Venezia, from the 1969 film ‘Slogan’, accessible from the famous Bridge with no Parapet crossing Rio San Felice.
The door on the right, with three steps leading down into the water, is the entrance to the guest house, 3749 Ponte Chiodo. The building and the bridge appear in the 1969 film, ‘Slogan’ (on the set of which the stars Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin first met) where one of the minor characters performs a handstand, from the boat in which he and the stars are travelling, onto the bridge. It’s a film worth seeing if only for the crazy speedboat ride through the canals of Venice. I doubt any film company would now be given permission by the Consiglio Comunale (City Council). https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/554f8cbce4b0c0082b0da72b/1517627
The lion above the Porta Magna and the Rio dell’arsenale entrance towers to the Arsenale di Venezia, Castello, 30122 Venezia from the 1954 film ‘Senso’.
The film starred Alida Valli as La Contessa Livia Serpieri and Farley Granger as Franz Mahler and was directed by Luchino Visconti who had hoped to cast Ingrid Bergman and Marlon Brando in the lead roles. In the film, the Contessa searches for Mahler at the Porta Magna. The site is now the home of La Biennale di Venezia, a major contemporary art exhibition that takes place once every two years. https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/554f8cbce4b0c0082b0da72b/1517633